Global Patent Index - EP 1185406 A4

EP 1185406 A4 2002-09-18 - METHOD OF MAKING TERRAZZO FLOORS WITH DESIGN ELEMENTS

Title (en)

METHOD OF MAKING TERRAZZO FLOORS WITH DESIGN ELEMENTS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUM HERSTELLEN VON TERRAZZO-BODENBELÄGEN MIT DESIGN-ELEMENTEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE REALISATION DE REVETEMENTS DE SOL EN TERRAZZO A ELEMENTS DE DESSINS

Publication

EP 1185406 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 00926216 A

Priority

  • US 0010739 W
  • US 13019899 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0062995A1] A method of making terrazzo floors with design inlays utilizing pre-molded inserts (21) as inlays in the finished floor, and generally including four steps. First, inserts (21) are pre-molded, which has design elements in terms of their color, nature of inclusions, shape and/or a pattern of grooves in their upper surfaces. Second, the pre-molded inserts (21) are placed on and affixed to the sub-flooring in a predetermined arrangement. Third, epoxy flooring mixture is poured to a height that fills the grooves (24) in the inserts' upper surfaces (22) and preferably cover the inserts (21). Fourth, the floor, after cured and hardened, is ground and polished to expose the non-grooved portions (25) of the upper surfaces (22) of the inserts (21), which now become seamlessly integrated inlays within the overall finished floor. The designs in the inlays are viewable because the inserts contain different visual ingredients in contrast with the overall floor and they are outlined by the filled grooves (24).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B29C 41/20; B29C 41/22; B29C 41/30; B29C 41/32; B29C 70/68; B32B 3/14; B32B 3/16; B44C 1/26; B44C 3/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E04F 15/12 (2006.01); B29C 41/20 (2006.01); B44C 1/26 (2006.01); B29C 33/42 (2006.01); B29C 37/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B44C 1/26 (2013.01); B29C 41/20 (2013.01); B29C 33/424 (2013.01); B29C 37/0053 (2013.01); Y10T 428/164 (2013.01); Y10T 428/166 (2013.01); Y10T 428/22 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No further relevant documents disclosed
  • See also references of WO 0062995A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0062995 A1 20001026; AU 4478000 A 20001102; CA 2370783 A1 20001026; CA 2370783 C 20090203; EP 1185406 A1 20020313; EP 1185406 A4 20020918; JP 2003502533 A 20030121; US 6491852 B1 20021210

INPADOC legal status


2008-11-28 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

- Document: HK 1047412

2005-03-23 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040914

2004-04-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040302

2002-09-18 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20020806

2002-09-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-03-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20011120

2002-03-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE